Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Hat Parade, with a few Sweaters Thrown In

Since today is my mom's actual 60th birthday, I thought I'd honor her by featuring her creative side on my blog. She used to tole paint and take drawing lessons. I have one of her sketches framed and it hung in my childhood bedroom for many years. However, it would seem that her true creative calling is as a knitter.
When my mom came out to visit us the March before ER was born she was already busy working on this sweater. It is really cute and the perfect light layer. ER never quite fit it perfectly, it's peak time fit wise was unfortunately during the summer.
When I got pregnant I started seeing all these cute little fruit inspired hats in all the baby magazines. I just had to have one for mine. Being a teacher, the apple hat is certainly appropriate for my child don't you think! There is a cute little green leaf attached to the stem, but it's in the back. We had two or was it three apple hats? Hmm...memory is already going not a good sign, LOL.
Mom also made her this really cute pumpkin hat, it got all sorts of comments her first fall and I do mean a lot of ooohs and ahhhs!
This sweater is one I helped pick the yarn for. It's made out of super soft cashmerino yarn, so snuggily!
This is my all time favorite hat made by my mom. It even made an appearance on our Christmas card. I love all the colors.
This white hat was the first one she made for ER but it was so huge that she didn't get to wear it for a long time.
This is yet another request by me, heehee I must be a bossy daughter putting in all these demands. Seriously though my mom loves making ER all these fun hats. She says they are quick and easy projects. ER loves her "Chair-wes" hat. The fun hooded sweater with fluffy trim was also made by my mom and ER should get a couple of years wear out of it as we had to roll the sleeves last winter.
We're ready for fall with this one waiting in the wings. It comes with strings to keep it put when the wind blows.

While making all these hats and sweaters for ER, my mom has also made scarves, hats for my brother and I, and a shawl for herself among other projects. She's a busy working on a pair of socks to keep my toesies warm this winter, right now.

So you can see with me being crafty and my mom too, there is no way ER can escape getting involved in something creative. And as if that isn't enough, her other Grandma makes jewelry and knits too. She's currently at work on a blanket for ER. Can't wait to see what inspires ER!

11 Friends Said:

MaryAnne said...

Fantastic hats!

eriochrome said...

I have told you. ER is going to be my dedicated miniature painter. Those tiny hands will come in handy painting little warriors. If I do not get her start soon I will never get them all painted.

The Harris Family said...

Everything is so adorable! I love the newest hat. ER is so lucky to have so many talented people making and teaching her things.

Katie, Kevin and kids said...

Love the hats! Did she ever make a pink strawberry hat with a leaf? I saw one like that when Anne was a baby (window shopping...) that I really adored. Your favorite (with the colorful stripes) is also my fave of the hats you featured!

Booklover1212 said...

Too CUTE!!! I LOVE the multi-colored striped hat! You mom's one talented lady! Hmmm...do I see a future giveaway maybe?? ;-)

~ Jennifer
http://thetoyboxyears.blogspot.com/

*Noelle* said...

how sweet! your mom is very talented! love all those chubby cheek pics of ER as a baby!!!

Nancy said...

Happy birthday to your Mom! She is very talented and So creative! My Mom was a knitter and I am thankful that I saved my children's sweaters for the future babes!
~Nancy

kiddiescorner said...

Oh my goodness they are so adorable. I love the photo of her in the leaves how sweet.

Vickie said...

ER is just full of style!! She is working all those fantastic hats and sweaters!

I love the hats, they are so adorable!!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

especially love the hats! Does your mom sell these?

ER is reallly the cutest little model!

Blessings & Aloha!

Alicia said...

Your mom is a killer knitter!!!!
I also love that squaeky bunny made a photo appearance too. Man that got annoying after awhile but hey if Godmother can't give the annoying sound toys who can!!! Hee hee hee!!!
Nighty night bossy babe!!!

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